It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Hot on the heels of their royal engagement announcement, Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle have faced the world’s press for an official photocall at Kensington Palace in London, November 28th.
The adoring pair appeared on the grounds of The White Garden, a memorial to the late Princess Diana at Kensington Palace, arm-in-arm and blissfully happy. As they strolled towards the press pack, Meghan could be seen gently rubbing her fiance’s arm as if to brace for the wild ride ahead.
Posing for the cameras, the soon-to-be husband and wife happily chatted to the media about their engagement news as Meghan flashed a glimpse of her enormous sparkler. In a touching gesture, Meghan’s ring was designed by Prince Harry and features a stunning nod to his late mother Princess Diana.
Her diamond ring is set on a gold band and features a diamond from Botswana — a place close to each of their hearts following several trips there as a couple — and two side stones which were taken from Harry’s mother, Diana’s, personal collection. Like something out of a movie, a beaming Prince Harry confessed to the press pack: “‘I knew she was the one from the very first day.”
Bride-to-be Meghan, 36, looked regal in a stylish white coat by Canadian designer Line, while Harry looked as dapper as ever in a navy suit and a mega-watt smile. Although their official engagement interview is set to be aired later this evening UK time, the press did manage to sneak in a few questions.
When asked how they were feeling, their elation was clear to see as Harry spoke first of his joy. “[I’m] thrilled. Very glad it’s not raining as well.” While Meghan said: “So happy, thank you.” When quizzed over how exactly he proposed in London earlier in the month, Harry smiled as he quipped: “That will come later.”
But the keen reporter pushed on, asking if it was romantic. “Of course it was,” Meghan beamed. Not backing down, another eager journo shouted: “When did you know she was the one?” “The very first time we met,” the royal responded.
After months of fevered speculation that the 33-year-old had popped the question, Clarence House released an official statement on behalf of Prince Charles confirming the exciting news on Monday morning, British time.
In full, it reads: “The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. The Prince of Wales made this announcement this morning: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.
“The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty, The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.”
This article was written by Bella Brennan and originally appeared on our sister site Now to Love. Keep scrolling to see more pics from Harry and Meghan’s debut as an engaged couple!
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